Measuring Energy-Saving Retrofits:
Experiences from the Texas LoanSTAR Program

In 1988, the Texas Governor's Energy Office (now known as the State Energy Conservation Office) received approval from the U. S. Department of Energy to establish a statewide retrofit demonstration program. The initial capital came from oil overcharge funds. The LoanSTAR program is designed to demonstrate commercially available, energy efficient, retrofit technologies and techniques. Part of the approved DOE program includes monitoring the buildings to determine the effectiveness of the conservation retrofits. Key information on the experiences related to measuring energy savings and analyzing retrofit energy performance are contained in a report published in 1996. This report can be downloaded here.

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